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February 6th, 2013

Strathman Marries; Presents Wedding Series

by Christopher O'Brien
Jenn Strathman, Consumer Advocate

Jenn Strathman

Former Wolcott resident Jenn Strathman was married in August, 2012. We congratulate her and wish them the best wishes for a happy marriage. Strathman is an investigative consumer reporter for a television station outside of Cleveland, Ohio and has begun writing a series of articles on how to save money while preparing for a wedding.

We will be running her series here beginning this weekend. Stay tuned!

January 28th, 2013

Will Consumers Now Pay Fees on Credit Cards?

by Christopher O'Brien
Jenn Strathman, Consumer Advocate

Jenn Strathman, Consumer Advocate

By Jenn Strathman

Will the cost of swiping plastic get more expensive starting this weekend? It depends on who you ask.

On Sunday, January 27, businesses who take Visa and MasterCard can begin imposing a surcharge on consumers who use credit. This new fee for consumers is being called a “checkout fee.” It can only be applied to credit cards, and not debit cards.

The surcharge can’t be more than the amount the business typically pays to accept credit cards. That fee ranges from 1.5% to 3% of the transaction amount.

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